Local designer in finals

Local Paraparaumu designer, Heather Thorley, has been named as a finalist in a prestigious Australasian based design competition the 2011 Dulux Colour Awards for her colourful and vivacious designs of a house at Raumati Beach.

Project Name: The Esplanade House

Category: Residential Interior

Designer: Heather Thorley

Project Description: Colour abounds in this eclectic home by the sea at Raumati South. Natural concrete blocks treated with Dulux acrylic glaze form the back walls of the spaces. The house is buried 3 sides in the ground and varied ceiling heights and planes were required to meet site build restrictions and give the illusion of space.

The clients wanted to highlight the shapes, the extensive sea views and their contemporary art collection. Each bedroom has its own colour to compliment the artwork style displayed.

When the house was repainted last year in the new colours the clients were tempted to go ‘white’ in the more ‘gallery’ style of small homes, however the love of colour won the day.

Dulux Products: Walls: Wash & Wear 101 Advanced Low Sheen

Bathroom: Wash & Wear Kitchen & Bathroom Low Sheen

Doors: Aquanamel Semi Gloss